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In this podcast series, Rupert Spira explores the non-dual understanding, expressed in different ways. Please subscribe if you would like to be notified whenever new episodes are available. If you would like to find out more about events, publications, and Rupert's archive of recordings, please visit rupertspira.com. Music written and played by Shena Power and recorded by Simon Power.
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Sufism is one of the paths that explains and guides us towards our inner spiritual being, to that part of us that is beyond the senses. It brings us to a place where there is the possibility of experiencing an entirely different way of existence. This is an inner journey that opens our hearts to the treasures found within the qualities of God. Sufism explains that to do this we need to change our focus from an elemental existence to a spiritual existence.The Sufi path teaches us that there i ...
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Welcome to "Rahma with Rose," a bold space of warmth, understanding, and pluralism in a world that often feels chaotic, polarized, and judgmental. You are not alone and the stories I share here will reinforce this. Join Dr. Rose Aslan, transformational life coach, a scholar of religion, and breathwork teacher, as she delves into inspiring stories, practical tips, and thought-provoking and heartfelt conversations with thought leaders, healers, coaches, mental health professionals, and other i ...
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Over the last two years Sufi teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee has written a number of stories about returning our consciousness to the living Earth, a numinous world alive in both matter and spirit. As we travel through the darkening days of the present time there is a primal need to find a pathway back to this landscape, experienced through our senses and our dreams. These stories are both simple and radical, simple because they describe what is already around us, the wind in the trees, water ...
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If you’re looking for practices that honor your body, heart, soul, and spirit, this is the podcast for you. Join Debra Graugnard, M.Div, Spiritual and Energy Healing Practitioner and 25-year student of Sufism, as she shares teachings and tools to help you deeply and intimately know yourself and honor what you truly need to live a life of vibrant health, joy and fulfillment. Awaken the truth that you are never separate from your essence. Experience total self-acceptance and self-love. Live co ...
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Medina Tenour Whiteman

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Welcome to the Cavemum podcast, in which I ponder what it means to be a Muslim in the West, via everything from Sufism to relationships, parenting, creativity and sustainability.
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A podcast created and produced by Imran Ali Malik. "The combination of intentional and aspirational representation, the lived experiences of Malik and his guests, and dynamic storytelling that switches between first and third-person narration create a show that unfolds in real time. Imran Ali Malik has created a wildly diverse yet cohesive show that invites the listener — no matter who they are and what their background is — to participate in the experiment of life alongside him." - L.A. Rev ...
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These podcasts are designed to provide listeners with teachings from great spiritual Masters and to create a meditative mood so that the meaning can go deep and enter your heart. These podcasts are not monetized. If you enjoy and benefit from these recordings you are welcome to contribute to the daily running costs of our hermitage. Donations for this purpose can be made via PayPal using the link: https://paypal.me/VivekaHermitage or become a Patron - https://www.patreon.com/jayasara Find me ...
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Kimberly Kelley

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I'm Kimberly Kelley, co-founder of Center of Universal Light, Inc. in Cottonwood, Arizona. I run the Center with my husband and co-founder, Arvel Bird. Our "CUL" is a Spiritual Healing Center where we offer practical spirituality for those who are "spiritually-diverse". From Christianity to Sufism, from Judaism to Paganism and beyond, we believe there is Truth that connects us in all spiritual paths. These podcasts reflect the diversity of subjects we share and we hope you enjoy them with ou ...
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Today many people find themselves without a story that can point to their place and purpose in the universe, and yet can withstand the test of rational scrutiny. The mental health crisis isn’t just a medical crisis. It’s a crisis of meaning. All of us are different, and so all of us will find meaning and purpose in different things. But what if there was something which ties all these purposes together, which can explain why they are meaningful, and which has the potential to unite all of hu ...
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This is Network ReOrient: exploring the post-Western, reconnecting the Islamosphere. Every other Friday we feature conversations with thinkers, artists and community activists about things Islamicate and decolonial. Network ReOrient is a part of the Critical Muslim Studies project, connecting and intersecting acts of epistemic disobedience and political re-imagination. Check out https://www.criticalmuslimstudies.co.uk/
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The Spiritual Voice podcast is a show about spirituality from all walks of life, designed with the inquisitive soul in mind. While we might feature a guest or two with backgrounds in Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen, or Taoism, from priests to psychics, these interviews don’t tread familiar ground. Our goal is to empower self-discovery and personal development by presenting useful practices, techniques, recommendations, and resources from a panoply of traditions, cultures, and sociologi ...
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Story matters. Our lives are shaped around immersive, powerful stories that thrive at the heart of our religious traditions, scientific inquiries, and cultural landscapes. As Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein claimed, science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind. This podcast will hear from speakers in interdisciplinary fields of science and religion who are finding answers for how to live wholistic lives. This podcast is made possible by funding from the Fetzer ...
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Sup. I'm Deepak, a human being of the male persuasion, recording his voice every once in a while, sharing what I know with my like-minded brothers & sisters. If Warren Buffett & Louise Hay had a baby, left in the tanning booth a bit long, yes, that's me. This show is about me peeling the onion, one layer at a time. If you need some labels, I'm a highly sensitive person, empath, INFJ, introvert. Atheist baby born to traditional Indian Hindu parents, but now I love all beliefs equally (Buddhis ...
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A Sufi perspective on the true nature of reality and secrets of a faqir that 99% of people don’t know about. I explore my mind and astral dimensions and reveal insights and hidden knowledge. Cover art photo provided by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@coopery
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Conversations in Process aims to understand and explore a process outlook on life, with its emphasis on inter-becoming; the intrinsic value of all life; the presence of fresh possibilities; and the need create communities that are creative, compassionate, diverse, inclusive, and participatory; humane to animals, and good for the earth, with no one left behind. We also aim to learn from people that practice what we call the process way, even if they’re not especially interested in the process ...
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In this episode, Naoki Yamamoto, assistant professor in Turkic Studies at Marmara University sits with Hizer Mir to discuss Sufism and manga with an eye towards the possible development of an Islamicate manga. Manga is a quintessentially Japanese style of comics and graphic novels. Naoki is working towards an Islamicate version of manga in order to…
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Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882 –1927) was an Indian professor of musicology, singer, exponent of the saraswati vina, poet, philosopher, and pioneer of the transmission of Sufism to the West. He initially came to the West as a representative of several traditions of classical Indian music, and established an order of Sufism (the Sufi Order) in London in 1…
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Hunger for Wholeness: How Wholeness Heals with Fr. Greg Boyle (Part 1) In this episode, Ilia Delio begins her conversation with Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Ilia and Fr. Greg unpack the background of the now international organization and the challenges of rehabilitation. They interrogate popular views on “progress” and “growth,” …
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A reading of selected excerpts from the Record of Linji. The Linji lu (Record of Linji) has been an essential text of Chinese and Japanese Zen Buddhism for nearly a thousand years. A compilation of sermons, statements, and acts attributed to the great Chinese Zen master Linji Yixuan (d. 866), it serves as both an authoritative statement of Zen’s ba…
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From the time we are born, we begin forgetting our beautiful sacred connected self. We begin to perceive ourselves as separate from Source, and a lot of pain and wounding follows as a result. We live the lie of the individual in survival mode. In this week's Meditation & Healing Circle, my friend and our community member, Cathy Delwiche, leads us t…
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Ever felt an unquenchable thirst for understanding the greater purpose of existence? Ever wondered how to navigate life's challenging terrains with the compass of spirituality? In this episode, we venture into the realm of embodied spirituality with the guidance of our esteemed guest, Dr. Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi. From her fascinating journey that mea…
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In this time between stories, where are the visions to guide us, the dreams to follow? How can we understand the conflicting forces that define our world and our shared future without this deeper wisdom? We have to learn once again how to listen to the rivers and wind, and to open the door to the visionary worlds that guided our ancestors.…
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This is a guided meditation on the power of listening as an effective means of entering into a meditative state. It encourages a gentle letting go of our reactivity to the sense world, and to the thoughts, concepts and the labels we attach to conditioned phenomena; and to finally recognise and rest into the continuity of Awareness as the background…
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Hunger for Wholeness: Why Social Justice Needs Religious Convergence with Swami Padmanabha (Part 2) In Part 2 of Ilia Delio’s conversation with Swami Padmanabha, Ilia and Swami explore the relationship between religious convergence, inter-faith dialogue and social justice. They ask whether religion can possibly play a role in modern peace, and what…
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Join us in prayers for peace for our planet, the uplift the vibration of the cosmic soup, if it is in the Divine will. Our intention is to infuse the vibration of the planetary energy body with unconditional love and compassion, to pray for illumination for our world leaders, to pray for protection, and if it is in the Divine Plan to prevent potent…
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In this third podcast series I return to familiar themes: living at the end of an era, in a time of great dying, and yet holding a thread to a living future—a thread woven in ancient memories as well as visions of a new way to live with the Earth and Her more-than-human inhabitants. But this series is also more personal, what it means for me as a m…
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Hunger for Wholeness: What Franciscans and Vaishnavas Share with Swami Padmanabha (Part 1) Our third season opens with a conversation between Ilia Delio and author and monk Swami Padmanabha. In part 1, Ilia asks Swami about Vaishnavism and what it is like to be a Hindu Monk in the West. They unpack how the sciences inspire theological insight and i…
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This is a selection of some key teachings of Abhinavagupta extracted from various sources and texts. Abhinavagupta (c. 950 – 1016 CE ) was a philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir. He was also considered an influential musician, poet, dramatist, exegete, theologian, and logician – a polymathic personality who exercised strong influences …
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Do you ever feel like your life has too much drama? Like you keep getting sucked into a drama vortex - it's controlling you and it's exhausting! What if you could flip a switch and turn off the energy to the drama? What if you could step through a door and get out of that vortex? No more drama! Could it be that simple? Listen to this week's Meditat…
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In this two-part episode, I'm joined by Edina Leković, a prominent spokesperson for Muslims in the post-9/11 United States. We explore her journey from defending Muslim rights to experiencing burnout and rediscovering herself. With over two decades of expertise in storytelling and community-building, Edina shares her personal and professional evolu…
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In this two-part episode, I'm joined by Edina Leković, a prominent spokesperson for Muslims in the post-9/11 United States. We explore her journey from defending Muslim rights to experiencing burnout and rediscovering herself. With over two decades of expertise in storytelling and community-building, Edina shares her personal and professional evolu…
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As an interlude between Series 2, From the Edge of the World, and Series 3, Stories of the Heart, I want to go back to the beginning, to a talk “Awakening” given in 2007. This talk explores the foundational question of the relationship between our own individual spiritual journey and the Earth changes taking place which I have described in the prev…
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Sri Sarada Devi (22 December 1853 – 21 July 1920), was a nineteenth-century Hindu mystic and saint. She was the wife and spiritual consort of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Sarada Devi is also reverentially addressed as the Holy Mother (Sri Sri Maa) by the followers of the Sri Ramakrishna monastic order. The Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission…
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Do you ever feel so passionate about your beliefs that you want everyone to understand - and then when they don't get how important your message is, you want to beat them over the head with your knowledge! It's really hard to see people living in ways that cause harm to themselves, each other, the animals, the earth. Why can't they see??? But then …
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This is a reading of Chapter 1 of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Samadhi - translated by Alistair Shearer.The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. The Yoga Sutras was compiled in the early centuries CE, by the sage Patanjali in India who synthesized and organized knowledge about yo…
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“When you move in the heart, all the barriers go away.” This is what Chandler Yorkhall has been passionately working on people with. As a Minneapolis-based healer, bodyworker, and Sufi teacher, he has been helping others find deep healing just as he had done for himself. Now, he has created a new method for healing and awakening to the divinity wit…
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In the latest Rupert Spira Podcast, hosted by Science and Nonduality and moderated by Michael Reiley, Rupert is joined for a second time by Donald Hoffman. Their dialogue offers profound insights into the nature of consciousness and its relationship to reality. Together they propose that the materialist paradigm or the belief that consciousness eme…
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These profound teachings from Longchenpa have been formatted for guided meditation purposes. Excerpts taken from the text "A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission."Translated by Richard Barron. Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363), is a great luminary of Tibetan Buddhism. He was highly skilled in all aspects of scholarship from an early age and excelled…
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Today our Meditation & Healing Circle is led by my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Anthousa Helena of Sollite Integrative Medicine. Her Integrative Medicine practice consciously bridges the gap between Medicine and Spirituality, utilizing a Holistic Approach that ensures the highest potential for your most desirable outcome to assist yourself, your …
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Shazia's story begins in a small American town, where she faced unique challenges as a Muslim. It was not until later in her life that she renewed her connection with the Divine after losing her son soon after his birth and then going through a divorce. Despite the taboos around these topics in her community, Shazia is unapologetic about sharing he…
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A selection of teachings by Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist monk and meditation Master. He was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. He was reputed to be an Arahant. 🔆 These podcasts are not monetized. If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support ou…
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Although Ibn ʿArabī (d. 638/1240) is known as “the greatest master” (al-shaykh al-akbar), little is known about his practical teachings and his approach to the master-disciple relationship. Apart from scattered accounts of his own companionship with various masters, Ibn ʿArabī dedicates very few books or chapters to the rules of spiritual education…
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Shaikh Abu Saeed Abil Kheir (Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi) (967 - 1049 CE) was a famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition. Referring to himself as "nobody, son of nobody" he expressed the reality that his life had disappeared in the heart of God. This revered Persian Sufi mystic from Khorasan preced…
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They say, when you know better, you do better. But why is that not true with food? We know what we need to eat to be healthy, yet how often do we abandon our knowledge for comfort or for other emotional reasons? How often do we eat when we are not hungry just to satisfy a craving that has little to do with physical nourishment? In today's Meditatio…
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Kōbun Otogawa (乙川 弘文, Otogawa Kōbun) (February 1, 1938 – July 26, 2002) was an American Sōtō Zen priest. Otogawa, who preferred to be called by his first name, rather than by either of the Japanese Zen honorifics: sensei (teacher) or roshi (master), came to San Francisco, California, United States, from Japan in 1967 in response to an invitation fr…
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In this episode, Rose gets vulnerable about notions of authority in Islam and why it’s such a complex and touchy subject—drawing upon her years as a scholar of religious and Islamic studies and working with Muslim clients as a life coach. She looks at theoretical interpretations and teachings of Islamic law and notions of authority and explains why…
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